Home / News / Crops news / Analyst: USDA planting data 'overplayed'

Analyst: USDA planting data 'overplayed'

02/13/2014 @ 12:10pm

US corn planting will total 93.5M acres this year while soybean seeding is pegged at 78M acres, the Department of Agriculture said in its baseline projections report today.

Some traders dismissed the report because it's "way overplayed" and isn't based on a scientific survey, said Arlan Suderman, an analyst at brokerage Water Street Solutions.

USDA will release official planting forecasts during a conference in Washington next week. Soybeans rose 1.1% to $13.38 1/4 a bushel while corn was unchanged at $4.40 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade.


(tony.dreibus@wsj.com)
Call us at (212) 416-2181 or john.shipman@dowjones.com
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
February 13, 2014 11:46 ET (16:46 GMT)
DJ U.S. Corn, Soybean Planting Estimates 'Overplayed' -- Market Talk->copyright

CancelPost Comment
MORE FROM DOW JONES NEWSWIRES more +

Wheat futures rise as cold, drought threaten… By: 04/17/2014 @ 3:51pm Wheat futures rose for the third time in four sessions on speculation that cold weather earlier…

Ukraine Upheaval Sparks Business Concerns By: 04/17/2014 @ 1:22pm Escalating military action and sanctions are forcing executives around the globe to map out…

Soybeans hit 8-month highs as processing… By: 04/15/2014 @ 3:31pm Soybeans jumped to the highest price in more than eight months after an industry report showed the…

MEDIA CENTERmore +
This container should display a .swf file. If not, you may need to upgrade your Flash player.
Big Picture: CME Trading Weather